Anyang Country Club is considered to be the most prestigious club in Korea, and is a great parkland course with a relatively flat layout with only 10 meters (33 feet) of elevation change. When the course was first established in 1968, it spread out beautifully over the vast wilderness and there were no houses or buildings around the area. Nowadays various houses, buildings, and factories surround the course. However, the sections with poor scenery are blocked by tall trees making them completely invisible. Anyang CC is one of the flattest courses in Korea, and consists of a great routing, good flow from green to the next tee, and a very smooth and enjoyable walk throughout.
In 1997, RT Jones Jr. remodeled the course that was originally created by Mr. Chohei Miyazawa 50 years previously. The Japanese architect had adapted double greens for each hole, which was popular at that time in Japan in order to protect greens. However, RT Jones Jr. transformed them into one large and highly raised green, while the basic layout and routing of the holes were kept. He also converted the shape of each green to a more aesthetically wonderful look and feel. His upgrading includes newly built ponds on holes 6, 16, & 16, and the merger of two existing ponds on the par 3s 13 & 17 followed by spreading them closer to each green, and the various removals and additions of bunkers throughout the course. RT Jones Jr. remodeled Anyang CC to become a much more strategic and fun course to play. Various plants and trees, such as cherry blossoms, were planted and allowed the course to showcase a different appearance during each of the four seasons. This new transformation makes it feel that you are playing the course in a really beautiful garden.
The par 3 172-yard 17h is a beautiful signature hole that is played over a pond. The green, elevated and horizontally long with the concaved center, is protected by bunkers in the front and at the rear, and a blind pond to the right. To read more about Anyang CC, click here to visit my website.
Date: September 19, 2020